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How much did your council give to Welcome to Yorkshire?

Calendar have obtained results from a Freedom of Information request asking how much councils in our region gave to W2Y between 2014 and 2018

Sir Gary Verity resigned from W2Y in March Credit: Editorial

There's a vast variation between councils. East Riding Council donated £596,597 whereas Richmondshire Council gave just £92,000 over five years.

The detailed accounts also vary dramatically from year to year, with large amounts in the year of the Tour de France.

Harrogate and York have not included an annual subscription fee to Welcome to Yorkshire.

While others showed they paid between £10,000 (Ryedale) and £50,000 (Sheffield).

13 councils responded to the FOI Credit: PA

Here is a list of all the results. (Calderdale and Bradford did not respond)

  • East Riding Council - £596,597
  • Richmondshire District Council - £92,000
  • North Yorkshire County Council - £438,990
  • Wakefield District Council - £113,762
  • Kirklees Council - £71,352
  • Barnsley Met Borough Council - £193,620 (Includes £100,000 in 2018 for Tour de Yorkshire host start)
  • Leeds City Council - £257,131 (Plus £557,367 for Tour de France in 2014)
  • Sheffield City Council - £250,000 (With an annual subscription of only £50,000)
  • Rotherham Met Borough Council - £15,000 (in 2014 only)
  • Craven District Council - £61,150
  • Ryedale District Council - £50,000
  • York City Council - £66,390
  • Harrogate - £32,360